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Vettel ignores team orders to 'steal' win from Webber

Controversy over team-orders dominated the Malaysian Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel "stealing" victory from teammate Mark Webber. The German world champion defied team orders instructing the pair to cruise to the flag. Mercedes also denied repeated pleas from Rosberg, claiming he was faster than Lewis Hamilton, who himself paid a visit to former employers McLaren by turning in to his old garage.

26 Mar - Source
sbstnvtl   Sebastian Vettel
Yes, Rrrrrriiiiiiiiing-a-ding-ding. That is what I am talking about. Mark is so slow, Ha!
wibbah   Mark Webber
Multi 21 Seb, multi 21.
Horner   Christian Horner
The team does owe you an apology in this case Mark, as you may have misunderstood "Multi 21". Given we are running the sister Red Bull on older spec parts due to the Resource Restriction Agreement, it has emerged you were also provided with out-of-date team protocol codes. The re-defined Multi 21 refers to any switch of either equipment or position from the 2 car to the 1 car (perfect Seb), dating back to a wing re-allocation at Silverstone in 2010.
wibbah   Mark Webber
Stone the flamin crows Christian, I drove a bonza race. Even you said that Seb was being silly.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
To be fair Webber, when Horner was interviewed on the pitwall after the race he looked apoplectic... sorry, wrong adjective... he looked apologetic... no, wrong again... oh yeah, he looked absolutely fucking delighted. Given he usually shows as much natural emotion as a stunned mackerel it was strange to see him grinning from ear to ear for once.
Horner   Christian Horner
Well Fernando, it was pure relief that we scored the 25 points. I'd like to clarify that I merely meant Seb was being silly in taking risks passing for the lead while Adrian was in the process of remotely reducing power to the sister car to allow a more "natural" position reversal. We will deal with Seb internally, and since he could not enjoy the win on Sunday, we will be sure to hold a typical impromptu Red Bull private celebration for him before China.
sbstnvtl   Sebastian Vettel
I'm really sorry Mark, I fucked up... by winning the race. Not! Woooooh, yessssss, yesssssssssss! Why don't you go ride your mountain bike Mark. Ha!
wibbah   Mark Webber
I'm going surfing mate, and the next time you steal a win I'll do more than flip you the finger.
Horner   Christian Horner
On reflection, Adrian and I have to take public opinion into account and that of the F1 community. Therefore, in the circumstances, we will be launching disciplinary proceedings against our driver. It has come to light that the sister Red Bull swerved towards Seb after the chequered flag, and an extended middle finger was directed at the lead car. The only finger I want to see waving from a Red Bull is that of perfect Seb after another win!
fernando   Fernando Alonso
I would say the most cringeworthy moment on Sunday's coverage was Vettel's post-race "apology", but then I was still recovering from hearing a be-spectacled Suzi Perry saying "here comes the science bit" on the BBC pre-show. Bring back Eddie Jordan.
rubens   Rubens Barrichello
I hope you're cringing too Michael, this is the legacy you left in Formula One, winning at all costs even when it is unfair on your teammate.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Indeed Rubens, even though I can barely contain my pride at my protege, I accept what he did was completely wrong - a truly great champion never apologises.
diResta   Paul di Resta
Even given the clumsy collision due an unsafe release, my own crew stole the show for pitlane ineptitude due to our overheating wheel-nuts. My frustration at having another win snatched away was only increased by all this team-orders furore, which distracted the media to the extent where nobody is talking about me.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Actually, I heard your team was alarmed your head had swollen to twice it's normal size in the humidity, so retired you on safety grounds. They only realised that it was natural when you took your helmet off. Take heart, you're about as miserable as everyone was on the podium.
nico   Nico Rosberg
I should have been on the podium. I know that on the many occasions that I was faster than you Michael, you were always willing to move out of the way.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Sure Goldilocks. Lesson of the day: overtake first, ask permission later, or rather never. Therein lies the difference between a German mulitple world champion, ie, Schumi and Baby Schumi, and a German nappy-wetter, ie. Britney.
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
Actually Michael, I think Nico was mega mature.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Your take on maturity is about as valuable as marriage advice from Zsa Zsa Gabor. By the way, I was interested to read in your latest BBC column that you found the 26 buttons on my steering wheel too much to handle and would prefer to reduce it to 10, or roughly the number of buttons on the average games console controller.
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
It was frickin way complicated Michael. I want to reduce it even more next year. I was thinking less buttons also reduces the weight of the car so the team can put it on elsewhere.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
So you can put on those gigantic man-earrings more like, NASA could use those to replace the mirror on the Hubble. It might be wise to add a button back in to tell you when to turn in to the correct pit garage.
hammy   Lewis Hamilton
The McLaren guys are swagged out just like the Mercedes guys Nando. I apologized to the team, I totally did a Jenson.
bestofbritish   Jenson Button
Don't be sorry Lewis, if anyone else wants to do a Jenson let me know. You might suffer from over-heating nuts, but if I order you to stay behind me I won't punish you for an unsafe release.


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